Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Minor Victory in the Fight for Public Lands

Maypole Dancers ~ G. Bisley 1610
HR 621, a bill introduced by Clive Bundy dominionist, Jason Cheffetz (R Utah), calling for the sale of 3.5 million acres of public lands was a done deal in Congress. But, confronted with a groundswell of citizen writers & demonstrators, both Democrat & Republican, congressional Republicans announced today they are dropping the bill.

This is a great day for participatory democracy. If you are one who wrote or demonstrated, pat yourself on the back, your voice contributed to send a powerful message to those who would diminish our true wealth & greatness.

Thank you.

No leader will make us great. Only “we the people” have the ability to confer greatness. And we must remain ever vigilant.

8 comments:

  1. The enemy is working very hard to dismantle everything and anything with an Obama signature on it ! Feeling a victory can sometimes lead to complacency, rip, remaining ever vigilant is imperative for as you told us this, They are (or have) gutting another Obama attempt to keep our waters clean and safe. Ah yes, "Clean Coal," gods gift to environmentalist is making a major comeback IF They get their way. Time for another mass uprising . . I'll be making my usual calls and perhaps some emails too ! FlyFinaticLou

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  2. Steve - Feast or Famine ? Not even sure why I even bothered; chalk it up to senility ! Here are a couple places folks may enjoy getting Info. that WE care about ! We meaning Left Leaning Liberal .
    1st is OFA.US - not gonna tease it, I'll tease it by not saying a thing ! The other will Entertain, Shock, Surprise and hopefully motivate ( the 1st should do that too) - #2 is NEWYORKER.COM yes the online magazine - you will be Pleasantly Surprised at ITS Left Slant, and the cartoons are GREAT ! You can brows as I do without a subscription, but you can "overdue it"!

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  3. Lou, I consider myself a true conservative, neither left or right, but something else, & don't care to consider any of my fellow citizens "enemies", albiet many of them are poopers. Thanks for the good work & sharing the info. And yes, now this coal water thing is another fight. And that won't be the last one, as it will be one fucking thing after another.

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  4. This may not be the last word on this attempt - may be a more "hidden" bill attempt attached to other legislation at a later date. Need to keep on top of these ...holes. Pardon the language.

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    1. NeoDoc, feel free with the language. And yes, no doubt there will be ongoing attempts to undermine the commons, so we must keep the light shining on them. Fortunately, they find themselves at odds with gun owner/hunters who comprise a sizable portion of their base, & those guys turned out in droves to protest this, & will continue to watch.

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  5. So, Steve, in other words basically an "Independent" thinker - as am I ! Much of what we are (all people) falls under the category of Background & Upbringing and the rest upon Learning and experiences thru life. Sure it's not that simple, but basically.
    NeoDoc hit it on the head, as did you in your latest email ! May I add, there is more shit up Their sleeves than any one person can imagine - each day more crap drips out like an annoying faucet drip, one drop at a time. UNTIL WE FIX IT ! Yes, "one fucking thing after another."
    . . . . . and Today it is; Dodd - Frank, and Iran . God only knows (?) what Monday Morning will tally over the weekend !
    Oh, and as an after thought (and I did think about this) - my use of "enemy" was in no way a true use of the word, but (as Trump would say) a "youthamism" ! Enemy simply became the "answer" to your use of "we won" ! Perhaps Opponent is the better choice ? But, that seems to "sportsmanship" like, and this "fight" isn't a "game" ! The SMALL circle of people -Trump and his cronies (not the millions of Americans describes as "deplorables" (really bad choice by Hillary).

    Are we "OK?" or should I throw myself into spit of venomous snakes (to much Viking tv !

    SO,hey anybody do any Winter fly fishing of late - not in the "tropics" ?
    that is all I got . . . for now. Fly

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    1. Lou, don't throw yourself into the snake pit yet. We still need all hands on deck.

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  6. 'STAYING POSITIVE UNDER TRUMP' - in Todays newyorker.com (page down a bit on the right side click and read. I recommend ALL to read - it had a "calming effect" for me. Don't know how long that will last (ha ha), but for the short term, I think I will take a "commentary break"! No, I won't become an "armchair Liberal," I just hope to not put my foot in mouth as often in hopes I can avoid the snake pit ! That is all I got . . . for now, Fly

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